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Kankōnozu (Early Spring)

Noguchi Yūkoku was born in 1825 in Edo as the son of a carpenter. Since he had a serious illn ...

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Kaki Reimō Gyokudōfuki Sōhaku Heiankyō (Two Meadow Buntings Praying for Peace with Peonies, Magnolias, and Crabapple Tre ...

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Sarusuberi (Crape Myrtle)/Koboku (Old Tree)

Matsukawa Tōin was born in 1843 in Sanjō, Niigata pref. He grew up in a we ...

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Wild Roses and a Snipe

Niwayama Kōen was born in 1870 in Himeji, Hyōgo, and moved to Ōsaka in his early childhood. He ...

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Mandarin Ducks on a Snowed Plum Stem/Long-Tailed Cocks on a Magnolia Branch

In 1820, Ōba Gakusen was born in Yamagata ...

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Imao Keinen was born in 1845 in a family that ran a trader or dealer of yūzen-dyed fabrics in Kyoto. He loved to draw ...

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Kōyō ni Akikusa zu (Folding Screen of the Colored Leaves and Autumn Plants)

Nakano Kimei was born in 1834 in Tokyo. He ...

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Orchids and Peonies

Hirao Chikuka, born in Tamba-Sasayama of current Hyōgo in 1856, dedicated himself to learning unde ...

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Kantei (Garden the Cold)

Mori Kansai was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1814. He loved painting from an early age and ...